The Xnovotech Story: 15 Years of Research
Xnovo Technology ApS is the commercial result of more than 15 years of Synchrotron and Diffraction-Imaging research at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
Xnovo Technology ApS was founded in December 2012 by Senior Scientist Erik Mejdal Lauridsen, DTU-Energy Conversion, and Professor Henning Friis Poulsen, DTU-Physics and soon after Dr. Peter Reischig joined the team. The transition from university research into a commercial company was supported by the tech oriented venture fund Capnova and Vækstforum Sjælland.
Driven by an urge to make 3D crystallographic X-ray technology accessible for a wider range of materials scientists, the founders chose to patent their discoveries rather than just publish the research.
“As a scientist, I was frustrated that only a handful of people had access to our advanced 3D synchrotron imaging techniques. Now a much wider audience of companies and research institutions can harvest the benefits from 3D X-ray crystallographic imaging,” says founder and CEO Erik Mejdal Lauridsen.
First Partner Agreement with Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy Inc.
The first commercial application of Xnovotech’s patents is the partnership with Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy Inc. The 3D crystallographic imaging solution was made available from Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy Inc. mid 2015.
The CINEMA alliance
In 2013, Xnovotech joined the international research alliance CINEMA supported by The Danish Strategic Research Council. The primary focus of the CINEMA research alliance is to promote the development of methods to analyze 3D films of materials, recorded while they are in use. Through close collaborations with leading research institutions Xnovotech seeks to bring state-of-the-art analysis tools to its customers.